Yes, she is going around nice and quiet and doing as you ask - but she's not working, and nor are you.
I totally agree with that. It was the first time I've ridden her in the indoor. I wasnt sure what to expect so I didnt push her at all. This ring is soooo small. Its like two little round pens put together. IDK why someone would even build something this small. I think I was kind of afraid to work her in such a tiny space. When looking back, I really don't think it should matter much.
She is quite a handful, you have to push her every step of the way. I think that's why I started getting sloppy, I just get so tired riding her sometimes.
I but my legs back so far because I felt she wasnt listening to my leg when it was closer to her girth, and I think I was being lazy and using leg instead of my WHole body. That's what we're really working on, getting her more sensative. I did notice she doesnt track up at the trot either. She tracked up a tiny bit when my friend was riding her but she kind holds back at the trot, the way I was riding her. I havent been messing with her head too much. Im just happy she doesnt have that giraffe look most ottbs have. I do believe she's using her head and front end for balance. I had a very large tb who did the same thing, but you could actually feed him lean. Maybe I'm just not pushing her had enought to feel her leaning on me?
She started sneezing the moment she got in the ring, not just when she started kicking up dust. I am going to see if we can water the ring before we ride in the future.
Thanks for the imput. I'm trying to get some more video. I only ride her about once a week. She's in "training" with a trainer but I'm not sure how long her owner is going to keep her there.